Department: Open (Based on Qualifications)

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track)

Associate Director, Center for Urban Education 

Starting Date:  Fall Semester 2014 

Duties: Conduct a program of research in an area of urban education that can attract external funding; assist the Director of the Center for Urban Education with carrying out the Center’s mission in collaboration with faculty and students across the university, as well as partners in the community; teach courses; provide service to the university; advise students; summer stipend as Associate Director is available; summer teaching is possible.

The candidate will leverage the resources and partnerships of the Center to conduct research, while supporting the collaborative, interdisciplinary mission of the Center.  The Center has established a solid foundation of funded projects from diverse sources at the federal, state, and local level, including grants awarded by NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Education.  Based on a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Center serves as the R&D Arm of the Campus International School, a professional development school located on campus.  Campus International is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school candidate serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  Starting in the Fall Semester of 2013, the CSU campus will also be the site for juniors and seniors at MC2STEM High School.  

Now is an exciting time for the Center as it expands its community-based partnerships and continues to collaborate with Northeast Ohio Medical University on the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Enhancing Urban Health initiative.  For information about the Center, please visit the website at:


Minimum:  Earned doctorate; record of published research in an area of K-12 urban education; experience teaching or providing services at the K-12 level. 

Preferred:  Experience with development of grant proposals and evaluations of grants; experience with intervention or evaluation research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods; evidence of effective college teaching.

Applications: To apply, please submit the following materials online at the following link:

(a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) statement of research interests and plans, including any grant-related activities (d) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, (e) names and contact information of 3 references, (f) sample publications/reprints, and (g) copies of all graduate transcripts.  

Candidates with teaching experience should include teaching evaluations or reviews.  

 The search committee will review applications beginning on October 15, 2013.  Position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Justin Perry, via e-mail at or telephone at 216-875-9778.  

Mailing Address: Justin Perry, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Julka Hall 275, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Nine-month, tenure-track positions include a competitive benefits package and potential summer appointments.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.